July Release Spotlight: Alex Trebek Tells All

I’m a huge Jeopardy fan (“I was born to be on Jeopardy!” — Thanks White Men Can’t Jump for one of my favorite movie lines). So I had to pick Alex Trebek’s new book for our final July Release Spotlight. The Answer is… will be next on my TBR.

The Answer Is…Reflections on My Life by Alex Trebek

The writing of this memoir from America’s favorite game show host was motivated by the outpouring of support he received after being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer last year.

Trebek recently retired as host of Jeopardy! after being at the helm of the show since 1984. The book includes anecdotes, along with his thoughts on marriage, parenthood, and a range of other topics.

This book has really piqued my curiosity about someone I’ve always admired. He rarely speaks publicly about his life, so this book is decades in coming.

Is this a book you’re looking forward to? (Pick up a copy at Bookshop.org and support your favorite indie bookstore.)

See other July Spotlight books here and here. Happy reading!

–Amy

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July Release Spotlight Two: Utopia Avenue

The summer reading season is in full swing, and my TBR seems to keep getting longer and longer. I’m not a fast reader naturally, but if something grabs my attention, I’m squirreling myself away to get any spare moment of reading time I can find. Our dog likes to sunbathe, but it’s actually been in the 90s here in the mountains, so I haven’t been able to do a lot of outdoor reading except in the evenings. Even after doing a Summer Reading Preview series, I still keep adding books to my list. I’m going to need a good hiding place.

This week’s spotlight is on a book I previewed last month:

Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell

Publication Date: July 14th

Mitchell’s novel follows the meteoric rise and fall of fictional psychedelic 60s British band Utopia Avenue. The book has drawn some comparisons to Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones and the Six and has been named one of the most anticipated books of the year by a host of media outlets. It’s definitely on my TBR for the month (I’m squeezing it in after I gave up on Rodham…for now).

Looking for more books? Check out my shop at Bookshop.org and support indie book stores.

Is this the next hit on your TBR? What other books are you reading this summer? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Happy reading!

–Amy

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